Acts of the Apostles 18
Paul Meets Priscilla and Aquila in Corinth
1Then Paul left Athens and went to Corinth.*18:1 Athens and Corinth were major cities in Achaia, the region in the southern portion of the Greek peninsula.
4Each Sabbath found Paul at the synagogue, trying to convince the Jews and Greeks alike.
7Then he left and went to the home of Titius Justus, a Gentile who worshiped God and lived next door to the synagogue.
9One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision and told him, “Don’t be afraid! Speak out! Don’t be silent!
12But when Gallio became governor of Achaia, some Jews rose up together against Paul and brought him before the governor for judgment.
14But just as Paul started to make his defense, Gallio turned to Paul’s accusers and said, “Listen, you Jews, if this were a case involving some wrongdoing or a serious crime, I would have a reason to accept your case.
17The crowd*18:17 Greek Everyone; other manuscripts read All the Greeks. then grabbed Sosthenes, the leader of the synagogue, and beat him right there in the courtroom. But Gallio paid no attention.
Paul Returns to Antioch of Syria
18Paul stayed in Corinth for some time after that, then said good-bye to the brothers and sisters*18:18 Greek brothers; also in 18:27. and went to nearby Cenchrea. There he shaved his head according to Jewish custom, marking the end of a vow. Then he set sail for Syria, taking Priscilla and Aquila with him.
19They stopped first at the port of Ephesus, where Paul left the others behind. While he was there, he went to the synagogue to reason with the Jews.
23After spending some time in Antioch, Paul went back through Galatia and Phrygia, visiting and strengthening all the believers.*18:23 Greek disciples; also in 18:27.
Apollos Instructed at Ephesus
24Meanwhile, a Jew named Apollos, an eloquent speaker who knew the Scriptures well, had arrived in Ephesus from Alexandria in Egypt.
27Apollos had been thinking about going to Achaia, and the brothers and sisters in Ephesus encouraged him to go. They wrote to the believers in Achaia, asking them to welcome him. When he arrived there, he proved to be of great benefit to those who, by God’s grace, had believed.